Unshakable birds! (Being followed? Being watched?) Run run but never escape the flutter of wings in your chest.
Demon-faced birds stare daggers from building ledges and at every corner you turn (every corner you turn!) ... Twitching birds (nit-crawling catastrophe carriers), Tourettic birds (odious-odious-odious), birds skulking in turrets (Stone-Feathered Gargoyles, your cries for help
just so much sputtering).
Featherless. Hopeless! Overwhelmed with bird urges and the compulsion to tic the compulsion to tic the compulsion ...
Are you dreaming? Are you sleeping? (Dormez-vous? Dormez-cheep-cheep ...)
Copyright © Sylvia Legris, 2005
from Strange Birds; Twitching Birds